Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Catherine Greene, [ca. 24 April 1792]

From Catherine Greene

[ca. 24 Apr. 1792]

Mrs. Greene best and most respectful compliments to Mr. Jefferson, and will consider herself under the highest obligations to him, if he will have the goodness to write to Mr. Morris giving such directions as he shall think proper, for her sons return to America. She will also thank Mr. Jefferson to direct the enclosed letter to Mr. Morris, as she is not acquainted with his address.

Mrs. Greene is much mortifyed to be so troublesome to Mr. Jefferson but as she has no person acquanted with the various circumstances to whom she could apply, she hopes he will pardon her, and receive her grateful thanks.

RC (DLC); undated, but since Mrs. Greene was in Philadelphia at this time, the letter was evidently written about the date of receipt; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Apr. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

Catharine Littlefield Greene was the widow of the noted Revolutionary War hero, General Nathanael Greene (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, N.Y., 1928-1936 description ends ).

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